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it is going to be windy with temperatures falling fast this afternoon. highs will be in the
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cold front is expected to pass through which will once again shift winds toward the north and bring in more clouds. this cold front will be bringing with it a chance for a rain/snow mix. most will fall overnight. snow totals are not expected to exceed 2" in the metro, but could create slick conditions for the morning commute on tuesday. the heaviest snow will fall in ne iowa and that is where a winter weather advisory goes into effect at 6 pm
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first on 13... the trial begins today for the man involved in a deadly des moines crash last fall. the man behind the wheel claims he isn't the one responsible for the crash that killed his girlfriend. 24 year old troy mure junior is charged with vehicular homicide by reckless driving. this is all that was left of his car after he spun out, slamming into a tree, back in november. the crash killed his passenger, 22-year old scalicity perez. police say he was speeding at the time. they also thought he may have been intoxicated... but those charges were later dropped. mure claims he was being chased and shot at when it all happened. he says he was speeding to get away. this morning he'll face a judge for his bench trial at the polk county
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today, a florida man will learn if he will be released from jail while he waits for his trial in iowa to begin. 19 year old kevin ramirez was indicted in federal court last week... he's charged with two counts of "enticement of a minor," and "possession of child pornography." police say he traveled to ottumwa to meet a 13 year old girl in october. that triggered an amber alert... and they were later found in georgia. a hearing set for today will decide whether he'll be allowed out of jail on bail. a knoxville man is recovering this morning after a dangerous moment in his own driveway. it happened around 1 p-m yesterday in the 16-hundred block of oregon drive. fire investigators say a man in his 50s was working on a truck when it suddenly exploded into flames. the fire quickly spread from the vehicle to his coveralls, and his boots. apparently a gas line had broke and released some gas, just enough that it
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his boot and his pants on fire the man's two sons were able to help put out the fire before fire crews arrived, but the man had already suffered severe burns. he was life flighted to a burn center in iowa city. no word on his condition this morning. a norwalk family has a mess to clean up after their sunday evening took a turn for the unexpected. police say the driver of this p-t cruiser took a turn too fast on shady lane drive last night. she ended up running over the stop sign at the corner and slamming into a garage. police say both the driver and her passenger escaped with only minor injuries. the homeowners, along with their son were all inside at the time, but were not harmed. charges are still pending people living in johnston might have to leave earlier to get to work on time. today, the city is closing northwest 70th avenue for construction.
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107th street to nw 98th street... nw 100th street, just north of nw 70th, will also be closed. crews will have a detour to redirect drivers until construction is finished. that isn't expected until late this fall. your bus ride into work may soon look a little different. over the next 3 days, dart is asking for your input on what changes need to be made. josh is live from dart central station, downtown, to tell us what they're doing to get your feedback. good morning josh! transportation is one of the keys of moving people out of poverty. its important for them to get to work and education dart provided 4.8 million rides last year that is a 400,000 increase just 2
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updating its 2035 long term plan just 5 years into it. 11 total public meeting over 3 days survey is available for people who cant make meetings re-evaluating all aspects of routes. when and where. 'for folks that are living in poverty that might not always be living an 8 to 5 schedule, so sometimes it hard for them to connect to transportation on off hours. their employment might not be on a bus line. so
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juggling kids, dropping kids off at daycare, and utilizing the bus lines for all those needs. sometimes it can be trying to get connections to the
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we're hearing about an overnight shooting this morning... police say one person showed up
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wound. the victim told police it happened in the 14-hundred block of east 17th court. he says he was leaving a friend's house when it happened. no word at this point on the victim's name or his condition this morning. police have not determined a suspect. or their condition. a new poll shows the majority of iowans want higher pay for minimum wage workers... iowa's rate is currently set at 7.25 an hour. this des moines register mediacom poll reveals about seven out of ten iowans want lawmakers to bump that up -- although they differ on how much. the majority favor moving it to ten dollars. the last time state lawmakers passed an increase was 2007. the race to 2016 is heating up with more endorsements. " alabama republican jeff sessions endorsed republican front- runner donald trump this
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opposition to illegal immigration -- is trump's first endorsement from a sitting u-s senator. meanwhile fellow republican john idea of his exit plan... at a campaign event yesterday, he said if he doesn't win ohio.. he will drop out of the race. kasich currently serves as ohio's governor. he came in last place in last week's nevada caucus. just one day remains until the biggest test yet this election cycle... super tuesday gets underway tomorrow... that's when voters in 14- states all choose their pick for president. currently donald trump leads the battle for the republican presidential nomination -- he has 82 delegates. meanwhile, ted cruz has 17 and marco rubio has 16. 1,237 delegates are needed to secure the g-o-p nomination. for the democrats... hillary clinton leads bernie sanders -- with 544 delagates to his 85. 2,383 delegates are needed to secure
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today is leap day. and people blessed with a birthday today have a special way of celebrating in the metro. w-h-o radio's van and bonnie are throwing a leap year birthday party. there will be cake and go-kart races at grimes' mb2 raceway. it's all just getting underway now. the party lasts until nine this morning. cyclone nation is preparing to say goodbye to one of its all-time favorites this morning... tonight, georges niang plays his final home game as a cyclone. niang is the winningest player in cyclone history and has scored more points than all but two other players at iowa state... he's the rare four-year star in men's college basketball...niang will also be the first cyclone to play in 4 n-c-aa tournaments. senior night tonight against
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nader, and jameel mckay play their final game at hilton, and it's a win they cyclones absolutely need. tipoff set for 6 p-m. niang is expected to have some 20 family members in attendance. the next time the crowd gets to cheer him at hilton will likely be the day his jersey is raised into the rafters. hawkeye diagnoses have progressed from hiccup to stumble to funk to an all-out slump... and things got worse yesterday at ohio state. 1st half. defense leading to offense. anthony clemmons with the steal, then he nails the layup. hawks lead 8-7. later it's peter jok inside... takes the contact, bucket and the foul. iowa still up 1... 16-15. but the buckeyes end the half in their favor... in the second, iowa regains the lead, but can't keep it. hawks lose again 68-64. they've
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hawkeyes host the hoosiers tomorrow night tip off is set for 8 p-m. the funk needs to end right here. after one week off, wells fargo arena is back to being the place where high school dreams come true...today the high school girls kick off state tournament week... mount ayr takes on number one turkey valley in the quarterfinal this morning. turkey valley, is undefeated this season. tip off is set for 10 a-m. hollywood insiders called it one of the most loaded oscars
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we'll take a look at the big
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it is going to be windy with temperatures falling fast this afternoon. highs will be in the upper 50s by noon, but another cold front is expected to pass through which will once again shift winds toward the north and bring in more clouds. this cold front will be bringing with it a chance for a rain/snow mix. most will fall overnight. snow totals are not expected to exceed 2" in the metro, but could create slick conditions for the morning commute on tuesday. the heaviest snow will fall in ne iowa and that is where a winter weather advisory goes into effect at 6 pm
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some of the oscar parties could still be going out in hollywood. it was a big, big night for everyone, especially the stars and filmmakers who took home trophies...we'll going over the big list, next in today in
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as you're just waking up, the hollywood after parties are just now starting to wind down.. the 88th annual academy awards are in the books.....with a mix of expected and unexpected winners. jennifer
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of the highlights from hollywood. "spotlight".the title described the moment..... the newspaper drama "spotlight" the center of attention....a surprise oscar winner for best picture. "this film gave a voice to survivors and this oscar amplifies that voice." best picture favorite "the revenant" still won big....best director honors for alejandro inarritu for the second year in a row... "i can't believe this is happening."and a first career oscar for leonardo dicaprio as best actor..... 'i thank you all for this amazing award tonight. let's not take our planet for granted. i do not take tonight for granted.'best actress went to "room"'s brie larson....completing her domination of award season. "thank you to the fans, thank you for going to the theater to see our film. i appreciate it." best supporting actress went to first time nominee alicia vikander for "the danish girl". while "bridge of spies" mark rylance pulled an upset for supporting
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heavy favorite sylvester stallone. "if you ever wondered about acting with tom hanks, would it help, the answer's clearly yes!" "mad max fury road" took home the most oscars....six overall...all in technical categories. "we're not saying who must win."before the show, demonstrators blocks away, protested the academy's lack of diversity the subject was also on host chris rock's mind.... "i'm here at the academy awards, otherwise known as the white people's choice awards."on a night when the spotlight was on hollywood's best. jennifer bjorklund, nbc news, hollywood. on the musical side... sam smith's "writing's on the wall" from "spectre" won for best original song... beating out lady gaga's "til it
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it is going to be windy with temperatures falling fast this afternoon. highs will be in the upper 50s by noon, but another cold front is expected to pass through which will once again shift winds toward the north and bring in more clouds. this cold front will be bringing with it a chance for a rain/snow mix. most will fall overnight. snow totals are not expected to exceed 2" in the metro, but could create slick conditions for the morning commute on tuesday. the heaviest snow will fall in ne
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that is where a winter weathtrial begins.. a des moines man behind the wheel in a bad accident that killed his passenger will stand trial today in her death. why he says it wasn't his fault and why a judge... not a jury... will decide his fate. safety stamp... two iowa cities are being called the

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